Postpartum Doula Support
The team at the Harmony Doula Group is comprised of certified birth doulas, postpartum doulas, midwife assistants, childbirth educators, and lactation educators, together having over 40 years of experience supporting families through childbirth. Read more about our Postpartum Doula Support team. We are located conveniently near the Altamont foothills and are able to assist moms throughout the East Bay, LaMorInda corridor, Tri-Valley, Delta Valley, and parts of the Central Valley.
Postpartum doulas are trained to understand what new babies and new parents need. The doula helps with soothing techniques, offers breastfeeding or bottle feeding support, and explains normal newborn behavior.
Research shows that when a person receives ample postpartum nurturing from a Doula, it increases their likelihood of having:
- Better sleep on average than those who do not
- Quicker birth recovery
- Improved digestion
- A positive breastfeeding relationship with her baby
- Reduced incidence of postpartum blues and depression
- Less household stress and worry
- Increased confidence and peace of mind
- Higher regard and increased sensitivity towards babies/ more confident with baby
- More secure and have more confidence in parenting and childcare
- Increased satisfaction with partner (71% vs. 30%!)
|Day Time Support - $35/hour for singleton, $40/hour for twins|
|Daytime support can be very helpful in adjusting to having a new baby at home. A postpartum daytime doula helps you feel comfortable and confident in caring for your newborn by understanding and validating your intuitive abilities.|
|Care may include:
Hours: Day support hours can be booked in 4-6 hour increments.
|Night Time Support - $40/hour for singleton, $50/hr for twins|
|Overnight doula support focuses on providing night care for your newborn(s) to allow you some much-needed rest. During the night, a postpartum doula observes observes your baby, watching for feeding cues and sleep cycles. She can can either feed your newborn(s) by bottle (pumped breastmilk or formula) or, if you are breastfeeding, bring baby to your room for nursing, and then burp, change, swaddle, and rock your newborn(s) back to sleep.|
|Care may include:
Hours: Night support hours can be reserved in 8-hr increments.